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NOTES OF THE TURF. Willie Shaw has returned from Germany and .says he lias a chance to land a berth for jockey Garner at 1908.sh,000 per year. W. Hayward. Jr., is no louger the trainer for the Sanford stable. Many of Sanfords former employes of the race track have accepted work In the carpet mills at New Amsterdam. W. O. Scully is one of the Sheepshead Bay colony that will spend the winter in New York. He has Pins and Needles and a few other horses at the Bay that he will campaign next season. Starter McKnight, handling the flag at Houston, is meeting with much praise for his fine work at the barrier, which in the opinion of horsemen and racegoers alike, could not be improved upon. Frank Weir had the mighty sprinter. Roseben, out for work on the Oakland track the other day and the Californians who saw the horse for the first time discovered why Roseben has been called "the big train." The fourth race at Houston last Monday, won by Doc Allen, was a race for gentlemen riders and attracted society in large numbers. The winner was ridden by Mr. Mastersou, well known in the beat circles of the south. George P. Brazier, former trainer for C. R. Ellison, left Memphis Tuesday evening for San Fran-ciseo, where he will campaign a string of his own at the Oakland meeting. He says that he will quit the turf after the winter season. Jockey Butwells fame as a rider is increasing every day and his followers at Houston are reaping a harvest. Four winners Friday, same number Saturday and three firsts and one second Tuesday Is n record of which any boy may be proud. R. L. Thomas expressed himself as entirely satisfied that the suspension meted out to his rider, jockey Shilling, for the throwing away of the race on Captain Kennedy was deserved. Thomas will go to Los Angeles for a few days to arrange for the shipment of more of his horses to Oakland. Including several stake candidates. He will return by the time Shillings suspension expires. Matt Rels was a visitor at Oakland en route from his home in Seattle to Santa Anita. Reis does not expect to ship any of his horses to Oakland during the winter, even to run in stakes. He reports that the recent betting decision by the Supreme Court of Washington will in no way affect The Meadows track and that there is every reason for looking forward to an excellent meeting at The Meadows next summer.